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lock

 [lok]
1. a place, often airtight, where something is sealed in.
2. a device such as a clamp for holding something firmly in place.
heparin lock see heparin lock.

lock

(lok),
A device for holding or closing.

lock

Vox populi A device that prevents a particular action or activity. See Bloxham air lock, Heparin lock, Job lock, Vapor lock.

lock

(lok)
1. An enclosing, fastening, or securing device.
2. A mechanism that, when moved, permits or obstructs passage.
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Larkhall's Dott locks horns with Trowbridge's Stephen Lee in the second round of the richest invitational event of the season, with a total prize fund of pounds 432,000 this season.
What Amelie finds in her failure to comprehend Japan is a deeper knowledge of the individuals she locks horns with, and of the strengths and limitations her own self-image had hidden from her.
But Dressler, the SS commander with whom Klaus locks horns, made my stomach lurch every time he appeared on the scene: "Dressler's extended arm lowered as it pointed an invitation through the large door, like some black vulture arrogantly inviting his prey to dinner.